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The City of Shelby is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We make employment decisions without regard to race, color, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, political affiliation, veteran status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other factor prohibited by law and as such affirms our policy and practice to support and promote the concepts of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action in accordance with all federal, state and municipal laws.

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Police Officer

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$18.35 per hour minimum rate
  • Posted Date:07/24/2019

Performs protective service work patrolling the City, responding to service requests, enforcing laws and ordinances, making arrests, testifying in court, preparing records and files, and related work as apparent or assigned. Other duties on an assigned shift include: operates a patrol vehicle, bicycle, or walks to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons, and disturbances of law and order; responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints; issues traffic citations; serves warrants, and/or summons; interviews victims and witnesses; assists with investigating crimes; assists with evidence collection; conducts searches; makes arrests; testifies in court; provides police escorts; directs traffic; performs residential and commercial checks; attempts to reduce law infractions and accidents through high visibility; prepares detailed reports; fills out arrest records, fingerprints, and photographs; ensures vehicle is properly maintained; participates in a variety of in-service and special training programs; and assists other law enforcement agencies. May be assigned to investigation, crime prevention, K-9, DARE, problem policing, narcotics, or other technical or special support operations.

To Compete in the Selection Process:

Position requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school, completion of BLET and some experience as a police officer preferred. Valid NC driver’s license, age 20 with no felony or recent class “B” misdemeanor.  Applicants must be able to meet Standards for Training and Employment as described in the North Carolina Administrative Code. General knowledge of police methods, practices, and procedures; skilled in the use of firearms; personal computers; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; prepare clear and comprehensive reports; ability to deal courteously, but firmly with the public; analyze situations and adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action; and demonstrated effective communication

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